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Policy & Regulation

Serbia’s non-EU status crucial for South Stream Lite

Routing the project through Serbia will allow Gazprom to avoid key EU rules for new pipelines, helping it to transport volumes from Turkish Stream further into Europe Routing the project through Serbia will allow Gazprom to avoid key EU rules for new pipelines, helping it to transport volumes from Turkish Stream further into Europe.
By Silvia Favasuli 19 December 2018 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation 0 33751
Work on the Turkish Stream pipeline. (Gazprom)

Serbia’s position as a non-EU country could be a crucial factor in helping Gazprom to extend the second leg of the Turkish Stream pipeline into Central and Eastern Europe.

Transmission system operators (TSOs) in the region will be building a network of pipelines to transport volumes from Turkish Stream westwards through Bulgaria and Serbia and into Hungary. This project has become known as South Stream Lite.

Although South Stream Lite is not an official Gazprom project, the Russian gas giant is wary of further scrutiny from Brussels...